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Question: Vitamin/Nursing Question

 WeatherM - Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:57 am

My daughter is 22 months old and still nursing, but only around once per day (and usually fairly briefly). I have put back on some of the weight I lost when she was more frequently nursing, so I am exercising more, and trying to watch what I eat. I recently purchased some weight control vitamins. These vitamins include everything in my prenatal vitamins, plus:

Selenium 70 mcg
Copper 2 mg
Manganese 2 mg
Chromium 150 mcg

I assume with as little as she is nursing, it is probably not a big deal, but I wanted to make sure there wouldn't be any risks in taking this while still nursing. BTW, I'm not thinking of these vitamins as a magic bullet, but am willing to try them if there's no harm and they might help.

 MichelleRNC - Thu May 25, 2006 5:16 pm

I would definitly not take weight loss pills (AKA diet pills) while breast feeding. Almost all of these are not FDA approved- and even the diet pills that are still are not safe while breastfeeding- even if it's as little as you describe. However, if your pediatricain say's it's OK- then you can follow his/her advise.


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